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Poster: snori Date: Feb 13, 2009 8:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: You Knew I Was Gonna Go There...

There were other bands doing the rounds inspired by the 'blues boom' here which was morphing out of 12 bar and into riffs (Cream's 'Politician' and F. Mac's 'Oh Well' for example). When I saw the Sabs in '69 they were supported by a band called Bram Stoker, and at the time I thought they were the better of the two. It always surprised me that Groundhogs weren't bigger - just goes to show I would never have made a career in the music industry.

Oh yeah, and what about Stray ? Excellent band.

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Poster: midnight sun Date: Feb 14, 2009 6:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: "bring in Mr. Joe, cause he'll know, cause he'll know..."

what may have killed the Groundhogs was MacPhee's voice...although an excellent guitarist with some unusual lyrical ideas (also, have always liked those trio formats)

these days, my kids and their friends listen to some of the cuts off Thank JC For The Bomb (Soldier, Garden, Eccentric Man)

my brother and i used to tune into a Toronto FM station late Sunday nights to capture the BBC Sessions on a shitty reel to reel...Pink Floyd (Echoes), Wishbone Ash (Phoenix), Groundhogs (Split parts 1 & 2, Cherry Red) are some of the ones that stand out in memory

great to see those sessions released on cd over the years (those r>r tapes are long gone!)


"bring in Mr. Joe, cause he'll know, cause he'll know..."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-txKk4a3uks&;feature=channel

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Poster: snori Date: Feb 14, 2009 8:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'bring in Mr. Joe, cause he'll know, cause he'll know...'

Mcphee still tours in those horrible 'here's 3 bands from the same era' evenings where the band members usually have extremely tenuous connections to the originals. I don't go myself but I have been told that he usually steals the show.